Thursday, 27 January 2011

let me feel you moving like they do in babylon

is there some prepared speech all hiphop ppl get off the interwebs somewhere? just got back from this thing at express avenue - hiphop ppl from texas. and they were all: this is hiphop 101..blahblah..4 elements of hiphop blah blah...which was almost word for word the same as what the hiphop tamizha dude said in his PKN presentation. anyhoo it was a bit much banter and attitude (oh look at me! im so cool! i strike a pose and clap for myself...that's cool right? right?). there was this long bit where this one guy was on the ground and they pretended he was a robot..who's battery had run down...*eyeroll*

hiphop tamizha are way cooler. respect. listen here.

mostly i thought of stuff id rather be watching live. the list: darren criss, starkids, mumford & sons, phish, willy mason, tunng, laura marling, the cast of step up 2 (see i like dance!..or maybe just step up 2...i have irrational love for that movie *sigh*), w00tstock, comic-con panels, jake shimabukuro, joco...

but before the dance part of the evening... a weird thing happened. as they seem to do to me. its like theres something about me that makes people want to prank me. i was just having a brownie by myself (waiting for people) at gloria jean's when this random dude sits down opposite me at my table. im trying to give him the wtf-is-wrong-with-you-dude-death-glare but he's avoiding making eye contact. and then he sighs in this ahh contentment manner. and then gets up and walks past me muttering: life is good. *shrug* way to get your kicks dumbass! i was more amused than annoyed but still.. W-T-F.

Friday, 7 January 2011

first rule of the internet

you'd think i know this by now. but strangely it didn't occur to me. the first rule of the internet has got to be don't click on dubious links when parents/older people are in the room. or basically ever. and now a story. helped along by james van der FEELINGSTM.
so yeah. Chandru uncle was there and we were watching the scott pilgrim trailer on youtube to show him and mum the awesomeness of it. when he mentioned this charlie gets bit again thing. and so we watched that. my reaction:

yeah it was pretty funny. and i was all oh man i cant wait for ppl to make reaction vids to this (totally did not think this through...i was maybe thinking of some sort of vampire connection? what with the sparkly obsessions of everyone). and uncle mentioned some remix version and thennnn i randomly clicked on a link which was supposed to be a parody of it. bad idea. DUBIOUS LINK ALERT! which i totally ignored. turned out to be a random dudes-giving-head vid...i dont even want to go there. reminder: this is with my mum watching..OO my reaction:
ohnowai! is this what i think it is?!
holy crap it is!
then i clicked it away really quickly.
so this is like a slo-mo van der reenactment.
followed by: awkward!
ah well. embarrasment happens right? (i did the hysterical laughing it off thing) and i have so many embarrassing moments buried in my brain that it's pretty much past countableness now. happens. ah well i get a blog post out of it. and at least it was only chandru uncle and my mum (could've been worse. trust me.) and divya who doesn't count (i could click on dubious links with her around) and my reaction would be:
you know how it could've been worse. i just had a thought. we had more guests some time after the "incident" and they also mentioned the same vid.... yeah. it could've happened then! *phew*

many thanks james!
you sir are a god among gifs. and actors.
varsity blues - so good.